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Shooting in Hill East around 17th and Independence Ave, SE at 9:45 last night

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Shooting at 2144 hours in the 200 block of 17th St SE. No Lookout”

A reader writes last night:

“I heard six shots. One of the two gun shot victims was shot in the chest. He was alive and transported to the hospital. Police are still here in full force looking for guns and suspects. So scary, I had just been out walking my dog about 10 minutes before this.

We have a problem house at the corner of 17th and Independence SE where 10 or so guys loiter everyday selling drugs, but the police turn a blind eye. It appears that the shootout started at that house and progressed down 17th towards my house. So sad and scary.”

Update from MPD:

“At approximately 9:45pm last night, two individuals were in the area of 17th & Independence Ave Se when they sustained gunshot wounds. One victim was struck in the chest area and transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The other victim was struck in the shoulder area and was treated and released on the scene.

There are no suspects at this time and the details of the events leading to this incident are still being investigated by the First District’s Detective’s Office.”

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